9 Buzziest Looks at the Met Gala

Including a rare fashion misstep from Lupita Nyong'o

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted May 6, 2014 2:00 AM CDT

(Newser) – Last night's annual Costume Institute gala at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art featured, as it usually does, quite a few dramatic dress choices. The theme this year honored Vogue editor Anna Wintour and Charles James, a British-born designer "who revolutionized American fashion in the mid-20th century," as the New York Times puts it. Click through our slideshow for nine of the buzziest looks.

The slit in Kim Kardashian's dress was so high, she accidentally flashed her underwear at one point, Us reports.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
People gives Lupita Nyong'o the "Risk-Taker Award" for her custom emerald-green Prada net dress, which featured glass beads, crystals, feathers, and chandelier drops. She also wore a vintage Cartier necklace...   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Another fashion miss? Kristen Stewart's ensemble.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Sarah Jessica Parker's custom Oscar de La Renta ball gown featured the designer's signature on the back.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Rihanna's crop top dress was designed by Stella McCartney.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Beyonce's dress featured quite the neckline, and a veil.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Anna Wintour was one of the honorees of this year's gala.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Men, including Andy Cohen, left, were instructed to dress in "white tie": tails, silk socks, and pumps.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Forbes declared Charlize Theron the best-dressed, gushing, "No one was more breathtaking than Charlize Theron in a white gown with black velvet paneling worn with a draped tuxedo jacket on her shoulders....   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
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